The People Have Voted and Chosen Their Favorite Outdoor Gear Brands

The people have spoken and elected their favorite outdoor gear brands in the Gearzy Awards on—the first social networking website for outdoor enthusiasts. After thousands of votes, the winners are:

Gear Maker of the Year – Patagonia
Backpacks - High Sierra
Tents - Sierra Designs
Sleeping Bags - The North Face
Lights - Energizer
Mountain Bikes - Trek
Climbing Gear - Black Diamond
Clothing - Patagonia
Shoes - Merrell
Socks - Smartwool
Watches - Suunto

Gear Maker of the Year Patagonia won over REI, Merrell and Smartwool for bragging rights and a month of free advertising on

Voting for the Gearzy Awards started in November, and was open to anyone.

Every voter who cast a ballot had a chance to win prizes from Merrell, Coghlan’s, Bridgedale, Oboz Footwear, Timex and more.’s panel of gear testing bloggers chose the slate of nominees—four in each category.

“Our first-ever Gearzy Awards was a great success,” said Jason Heflin of “Thanks to all the nominees who make such fine gear and to everyone who cast a vote for companies they believe are the best."

High Sierra
Sierra Designs
The North Face
Black Diamond

Related Links:
Gearzy Awards Results


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